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that his plan to cut the deficit is to cut off funding for pbs. this has become a full-fledged thing in the campaign now. the obama campaign today releasing this 30-second ad specifically on the issue of big bird. it's a sarcastic ad hitting mitt romney for being tough enough to take on this yellow-feathered fellow. and president obama has now fully incorporated the big bird line into his stump speech. >> for all you moms and kids out there, you should have confidence that finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving for the border. oscar is hiding out in his trash can. we're cracking down on um. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> president obama now having lots of fun with this out on the campaign trail. but as a policy matter, it's sort of a serious thing. when mr. romney was asked during the debate how he would make the math work, he wants to be seen as the math ticket, how would you make the math work? how would you pay for t
, the problem of running deficits and accumulating greater debt, that the country had a budget deficit, a trade deficit, a balance of payments deficit, and the fourth one you brought up was a leadership deficit. >> leadership is the greatest. >> can i ask you both, describe what is the problem with what appears to be in your mind a leadership deficit, that we're not getting the leadership on this key issue either from this president or past presidents, this congress or pass congresses/ what does it take to get elected officials to tackle at an issue, increasing their taxes? >> let's start with the families. they will get their attention. the voters have to understand all this, which they did not, and voters need to understand what we have to do to get all this corrected, and they do not. if we ever get that over to the voters, they will vote for the people who are geared up, ready, and know how to do it and are running on that basis, and then we can change this country forever and get us back to where we used to be when i was a boy in the depression. why schoolteachers and would have been docto
paying for governor romney opposed tax plan either means going up the deficit or raising taxes on middle-class family. one or the other. then last week mitt romney actually said there's no economist who can say mitt romney's tax plan is $5 trillion. he says that if he says it's not true then it's not true. ok. [applause] it's true then it will not add to the deficit, that leaves one option, asking middle-class families to get rid of the deduction they get for having a home or raising their kids or sending them to college. most folks don't like that idea either. just last week when we were on stage together governor romney decided that instead of changing his plan he would just pretended did not exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut? when he is asked how he will cut the deficit, he says economic the mathematics work by eliminating public funding for pbs. this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he is asked a question. he says we can cut out pbs. for all you moms and kids, don't worry, somebody finally has found out the big bi
that substantial deficit reduction would be associated with a substantial reduction in interest rates that would push the economy forward at the more rapid pace. indeed, in an important part of the economic growth of the 1990's can properly be attributed to the unlocking of economic energy that was achieved by the 1993 budget measures, that led to a reduction in interest rate, increase in investment, accelerating growth, lower capital clause, further improvement in the deficit and so forth. that approach, a fiscal consolidationization that lead to substantial growth was a plausible and compelling vision for the country in 1993 1993, it has been a plausible and come compelling vision for other countries and times in places. you cannot fall very far out of the basic. with interest rates at 1.7% for ten years. with a real interest at the level where if you want to put your money or store your money with the government for as much as twentd years, you have to pay them for the privilege of having them hold your money. if they are going give you back inflation. in such an environment, the reduction in
. you're going to have $1 trillion deficit. he said i have not done anything yet. >> we can not keep looking our children in the eye knowing that we're going to give them a diminished future because we're spending their money today. it is a very simple idea. mayor ron and i am going to bring it to washington. we have to stop spending money we do not have. we must cut spending. we must get this balanced budget. we must get this debt under control. >> congressman paul ryan and joe biden will face off in their only debate. martha margaret. you can watch and engage with our live in debate preview starting seven got p.m. eastern filed by the debate at 9:00. your reaction at and 30 p.m. -- at 10:30 p.m. >> c-span's debate website provides life and on demand coverage of all the presidential and vice- presidential debate. is on a place for you will see live coverage before and after the debate. it has each debate question as a separate. what your critics clips as well and read streaming tweets from political reporters. go to c-span.org/debate. >> the house has done better in making its proce
eisenhower's progressive conservative. he believed largely in a balanced budget and he was against deficit spending but he also believed the government had a positive role to play. the interstate highway system, which eisenhower -- which was eisenhower's brainchild. [applause] more money was spent on the intraday -- interstate highway system than the new deal from 1839 to 18 to 41 with zero impact on the budget because it was paid for through gasoline taxes. [applause] thethe st. lawrence seaway connecting the great lakes, opening the great lakes to traffic again had been on the drawing board since the administration of theodore roosevelt and eisenhower -- eisenhower took, assumed the presidency in a time of mccarthyism and incredible communist witchhunt. he did it as he did so many things in the background. it was eisenhower orchestrated the army's response in the army mccarthy hearings. i'm not going to get into a contest but that stunk. and when it was over mccarthy had him vanquished but i think it was the desegregation issue perhaps in which eisenhower most often underestimated. presi
means blowing up the deficit or raising taxes on middle-class families. one or the other. pick your poison. last week, mitt romney said, there is no addition to the deficit with my tax plan. if he says it is not true, then it is not true. ok. it is true that it is not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option. that is asking middle-class families to foot the bill by getting rid of the deductions for owning a home, raising kids, or sending them to college. as it turned out, most folks do not like that idea either. just last week, on stage, governor romney decided that instead of changing his plan, he would pretended did not exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? i do not know anything about that tax cut. pay no attention to the tax cut under the carpet, behind the curtain. when he was asked how he would cut the deficit, he said he could make the math work by eliminating local public funding for pbs. by the way, this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he is asked a question. we can cut out pbs. for all you moms and kids out there, do not worry. somebody is
% gdp growth after you get to an almost 10% deficit spend of $3 trillion out of deficit stimulus, it's not robust growth. what happens in this election is important. clearly people have to get out and vote. what's going to happen on this groundwork and infrastructure of our economy over the next four years is going to be crucial for future generations. >>. no, it's not about infrastructure. it has nothing to do with infrastructure. david, it has to do with mitt romney's brilliant tax reform plan to lower the rates and broaden the base and cap the deductions. we're going to talk about that in the next segment with arthur laffer and jared bernstein. but don't you think there's potential here for a political and economic revolution? and if a pro-growth revolution comes, american entrepreneurs, american small businessmen and women are poised, they are poised to torque up the animal spirits and give this a great lift. i think people in the stock market are missing this, david goldman. >> larry, markets have never been good about predicting elections and discounted them. but the fact is, w
that they are not going to cut taxes in way that willed a to the deficit, and i'll bet they are also claim that they are not going to raise taxes on the middle class, but they'll give the middle class a tax break. all of those lies we have heard before. and obamacare is a big government program. i don't think joe can be too aggressive. he doesn't have to be obnoxious. that's not his style anyhow. but he has to take on every single one of those. the other thing i think is is important for joe biden, i believe, that he has got to remember, that this is not for him. nobody is going to vote for him or paul ryan. if you are going to vote for just joe biden or paul ryan. if you want to vote for paul ryan and joe biden, you can't do that. it's not about paul or joe, it's about barack obama and mitt romney. and joe biden has to keep bringing it back to the fundamental choices. move forward with obama or move backward with mitt romney. i think joe has to make that point over and over and over again. and then i think it is important for us to realize that in the past there have
would call these gimmicks, the full ten year cost of this bill has of $460 billion deficit. the second has a one half trillion dollar deficit. probably the most cynical gimmick in this bill is something that we all probably agree on. we don't think we should cut doctors' 21% next year. we stop those cuts from occurring every year for the last seven years. we all call this the toxics. well, according to your numbers it cost her her $71 billion. it was in the first iteration of all these bills. because it was a big price tag and made the score look bad, may look like a deficit, that provision was taken out and has been going on in stand-alone legislation. ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. hiding spending does not reduce spending. and so when you take a look of this is just as not add up. let's finish with the cost curve. we bending the cost curve down or up? well, if you look at your own chief actuary of medicare revenue up. he is time we are going up $222 billion, adding more to the unsustainable fiscal situation we have. and so when you take a look
administration does not really care about the deficit and how high it is getting. why would you raise the deficit when you owe so much money? it will bankrupt our country. host: what do you do a in redmond, ore.? caller: i am a full-time student at a community college and i also work at a fast-food restaurant to pay bills. host: where are you studying? caller: criminal-justice. host: where are you watching c- span at 6:00 a.m. in the morning in oregon? caller: i get up early allot. earlier, i was watching a different program, in b.c. i think, and i think there were a lot of very baidoa -- nbc, i think, and i think there were a lot of very biased reporters. i switched channels. host: is this your first time watching c-span? caller: no, it is now. i actually watched it a lot. host: that is there a studying criminal justice in redmond, ore.. next up is michael in springdale, another first-time voter. caller: i was flipping through the channels here and listening to a lot of individuals call in and one of the topics that came up is the military. and being a first-time voter, i want to say that as a v
of this bill is a $460 billion deficit. the second cost has a $1.7 trillion deficit. the most cynical give a guy in this bill is something we probably all agree on -- we do not think we should cut doctors' 21% next year. we stopped those cuts from occurring every year the last seven years. according to your numbers, this costs $371 billion. it was in the first iteration of all these bills, but because it was a big price tag and made the score look bad, that provision was taken out, and it has been going on in stand-alone legislation. but ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. hiding spending does not reduce spending. when you take a look at all of this, it just does not add up. i will finish with the cost curve. are we bending the cost curve down or up? if you look in your own chief actuary at medicare, we are bending it up. he is claiming we are going up $221 billion, adding more to the fiscally unstable situation we have. when you look at this, it is really deeper than deficits or the budget gimmicks or the actuarial analysis. there really is a difference
's record budget deficit. but for president reagan's former budget director david stockman, raising taxes on the rich isn't nearly enough to cure what ails the u.s. economy. in october 2010, stockman told lesley stahl that all tax cuts implemented by president george w. bush should be eliminated, even those on the middle class, and that his own republican party has gone too far with its anti-tax religion. >> tax cutting is a religion. what do you mean by that? >> well, it's become, in the sense, an absolute-- something that can't be questioned, something that's gospel, something that's sort of embedded in the catechism. and so scratch the average republican today, and he'll say, "tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts." >> cut taxes. >> cutting taxes. >> make the tax cuts permanent. >> it's rank demagoguery. we should call it for what it is. if these people were all put into a room on penalty of death to come up with how much they could cut, they couldn't come up with $50 billion when the problem is $1.3 trillion. so to stand before the public and rub raw this anti-tax sentiment, the republican par
think that he is wrong that debt and deficit is number one. jobs is numbe it adds a sense of bad news amongst the administration, number two, it does hamper obama's ability to press his advantage on foreign policy, which he did have because of the modern and other issues. but this is breaking through and it's going to continue breaking through the house hearings today. there are some curious mishandling of this issue in benghazi. as it continues to break through october, the timing is bad and it gives mitt romney simply stand and say, this guy has made some serious mistakes here. jon: the clear politics have taken a look at independent voters. the rcp average, the rasmussen poll, gallup tracking poll, ibd, all of them have mitt romney just president among independent voters. does that surprise you? >> yes, because it's such a radical shift. but again, i thishift. but again, i think that perception after the debate, maybe more so than the reality, is everything in politics. the perception is that mitt romney swamped the president, he looked more commanding and presidential on the stage
script is all messed up. tyler moore rallied the nats back from a 2-1 8 inning deficit with a two out, two run single, leading the team to a 3- 2 win over the defending world series champions. game two is this afternoon in st. louis. game three will be in d.c. wednesday. >>> on the grid iron, the redskins lost the game and more, taking on undefeated atlanta. rg3 left the game in the 3rd quarter after taking a rough hit, yeah. it was a legal hit. along the sideline. the team says he has a middle concussions. cousins threw a 77-yard touchdown, but also threw two picks. atlanta won 24-17. dave ross will have an update on rg3's status and highlights from the orioles yankees coming up in about 15 minutes. allison? >>> less than a month to go before the election, and the focus is once again on foreign policy. today republican nominee mitt romney will be back in the commonwealth where he'll delivery an address at the virginia military institute. meanwhile, the president is in california. >> reporter: election day is four weeks from tomorrow. look at some of the polls. within the margin of er
the city's $300 million budget deficit without raising taxes and fees this year. in his annual budget speech, emanuel took aim at chicago's pensions, warning that without reform, the city could raise property taxes in the future by as much as 150%. that is tough news. >> that is tough sledding. in "the wall street journal," the deaths of four americans on the attack on the consulate in benghazi sparked political fighting during hearings on capitol hill yesterday. security officials charged with protecting the compound testified that requests to keep an american military team in libya were denied. and that protection was cut in the weeks leading up to the deadly assault. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not even allowed to keep what we had. >> it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> this story is going to just grow. and it's looking very, very bad for the administration and the decisions that were made to cut security there. state department officials have said that keeping the tea
and creating jobs. >> your also worried about the deficit. clearly america has large and ever-growing deficits. the proposed a tax cut. that is defecit spending. >> this is a two-step deal. everybody knows we need the big deal. we talk about that and 30 seconds. we're not going to get to the big deal by jumping off the bridge. what we're saying is that it is not the right thing to do to have the largest tax increase in the history of america and to have up $1.20 trillion worth of spending cuts that do not even look at medicare and medicaid across the board without thinking through what is the deal is going to be. anybody from either party should come to a realization that the big deal counts. all we need to do is get a small part of an extension. when you talk about these taxes and spending, it cannot be done by 10 people in the back room. it has to be done in normal order. they are the only people that understand what you're in those bills. >> to and if you really think we're going to jump off a fiscal cliff? >> i think it is at least that the tax cut scheduled to expire to expire. maybe slig
a federal government that is far too large, $16 trillion of debt, $1.3 trillion deficit. we need somebody who will stand up and fight. i have that record in the house. that's the record i will take to the senate. that's what i would appreciate your vote, and thank you. >> our next closing statement is from marc victor. >> ladies and gentlemen, our country was founded upon freedom. we are about individual rights and responsibilities. we are about free markets. we are about being free to both defined and pursue your own happiness. it's about americans being in charge of themselves. these are the principles that made us a great nation, but we have strayed so far from these principles. we have a busybody government that is into everything. it regulates, taxes everything and everyone literally to death. it's involved in our lives cradle-to-grave. over 16 trillion in debt now and going ever higher. highest incarceration rate in the world. over 2 million in prison. perpetual wars that we keep paying for with more debt and human life. we are speaking in the wrong direction. and guess who was driv
deficits and decreasing as opposed to increasing diversification of the export structure. so why has this been so hard to change? many of the things i've talked about are recognized going back years and years. um, well, reform is very costly. so there's this kind of j curve of reform where when you try to remove subsidies, the industry you have is going to get hurt, and can it's going to be a few years before the new industry develops. and these people are organized to want to keep those subsidies in place. so reform is very costly in the short run. so the biggest challenge is how can government respond to get the long run growth without hurting the short run? so there are some short run things that can be done in order to make the longer run reforms that are necessary more palatable. and one of these is we need to see more avoidance of backsliding. so the first response, and i think this was mentioned in the previous panel, after the arab spring begun was to increase public sector wages and to raise subsidies, when these are precisely the things that are preventing you from having l
to fix this borrowing debt deficit issue in the book, vice president biden's chief of staff, talking about the economic crisis in 2011, that's exactly what is going on. there is so much evidence that it is the biggest future. we are on the path becoming europe and greece. you just can't keep borrowing money. there is a stunning and fiction in this country, and we need some sort of we need some serious intervention. in the book, what i attempt to do is take people to the presidents and leaders and tell you exactly because of the luxury of time and my publisher, simon & schuster, i declined to get the meeting notes to get the exact detail to interview president obama and speaker boehner and the key players in this. i just want to take one quick snapshot from what happened that we didn't know about, which is critical. when the cops pull up less when the president was upset, he called the congressional leaders on a saturday morning at 11:00 o'clock a.m. something in democratic andemoat republican leader were trying to work outth the own deal harry reid, the democratic leader, said to the
creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> buried beneath all the baseball headlines, scott? >> 6-2 in the 5th right now. nats lead. >> there you go. the redskins have a pretty big game this weekend. scott is back with a look at the match-up and rg3 on the mines of all of us. >> that's been -- minds of all of us. >> that's been the big item this week. he participated fully today in practice, said there's no symptoms or setbacks. >> he wants to play. >> if you ask him, he'll tell you he wants to play on sunday. it will be a game time decision. pierre garcon is questionable with a foot ailment. we'll see on him as well. how about the opponent this weekend? it's the minnesota vikings and this is one of the big surp
are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. hes adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> fox 5 health alert now. a medical examiner says a man is dead. an autopsy confirms 47-year-old douglas winngate died last month after receiving a spinal injection connected to that nationwide outbreak. at least 184 people were made sick. >>> a minnesota woman is the first to file a lawsuit in connection with the outbreak. the woman is suing the maker of the steroid after she was given an injection for back pain and experienced symptoms consistent with fungal meningitis. she has been tested and waiting for the results. it is estimated nearly 14,000 patients have been given the tainted injections and could be at risk for developing the rare form of fungal meningitis. >>> it's almost flu season, bu
the national deficit. now, everybody can obsess on his 87 -- and obsess on what he said during the primaries. but that sent a message to me, jim vandehei. >> of the philosophy. >> that that philosophy, a moderate philosophy, a conservative with a small "c" philosophy, that i'm not going to be a crazy ideologue, i'm not going to slash first and ask questions later. i'm mindful that we live in a global -- on a global stage. where investors are scared to death that the u.s. is going to sink deeper in debt. he's striking, though, he's striking the right tone for me. i know he's striking the right tone now for a lot of americans. i don't think you can overstate the importance of that new tone. >> well, and if he were to win, and i still think it's a big if, he would have a lot of flexibility, i think, to do what you were talking about three or four minutes ago on the show, which is do a global deal that's positions the united states to really sort of take advantage of this global slowdown. we have a piece up today where we have jamie dimon, other people on the record saying, you know what? we wil
and deficit this country is facing, it's clear that we have a lot of problems in this country that the president has just not addressed, and i think that's why we saw his debate performance the way that it was a couple of nights ago. he has a really, really hard time defending his record, defending the last four years and that's why we saw such a difference between him and governor romney on the stage last wednesday in denver. >> kirsten, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> a 12-year-old boy is attacked on a school bus but didn't tell his mother. we'll tell you how she found out. >>> it's one of the most recognizable guitar riffs ever recorded. the theme to "james bond." ever wonder how much the guy who played it made? we'll tell you next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ >>> you know t
is not going to add to the deficit. so how are you going together cut that $5 trillion in revenue, mitt romney, well, he says i'm going to get rid of pbs. somebody quickly did the math what is $435 million, what percentage is that of $5 trillion. it's a joke. a joke. sick joke. ronnie is calling from phoenix, arizona. >> caller: good morning, how are you doing? >> bill: good. >> caller: my question is i was a voter back in 2008. i voted for obama at that time. my question is i'm kind of baffled -- i don't understand that mr. romney came out and basically said a lot of stuff that didn't relate to what he was actually talking about. so the point is now -- the media where are they so not calling the thanks he stated the things he should have said i'm going to have that $5 trillion tax cut. i understand that obama had a bad debate, didn't do what he was supposed to do but mr. romney lied. >> bill: you are absolutely right. again, i compared romney's debate performance to the ryan speech in tampa. it was a good performance but it was packed with lies. i think the entire m
department a announced that the federal budget deficit exceeds $1 trillion but is down 16% from a year ago and stands at $1.1 trillion for the fiscal year that ended september 30th. >>> on wall street, the major markets ended the day mixed finishing out the worst week since june. the dow jones industrial average ended up two points and the nasdaq lost five points and the srx s & p was down four points. for the week, the three big indices were down by more than 2%. >>> top official is found guilty of embezzlement. >> and a new push to legalize marijuana. how it could impact federal law. >> and see how this heated political debate between two congressional candidates nearly turned violent. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. to really help our schools, vote yes on thirty-eight. >>> a navy helicopter spotted something unusual floating in the pacific ocean off the san diego coast earlier this week. bales and bales of marijuana. customs and border protection recovered 300 pounds of marijuana floating wednes
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of then mayor marion barry but d.c.'s huge deficit was turned into a $300 million surplus under bremer's leadership. he was also the first african- american to sit on the federal reserve board. andrew bremer was 86 years old. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. we'll find out how many teens say they have an iphone. >> as we go to break, you know babies born today will have a special birthday. it is 10-11-12. studies have shown most babies are born in august or september. one harvard researcher crunched numbers and said september 16th was the most common birthday. >> my son's birthday is september 15th. >> really? >> you missed it by one day. b >> you were so close, tony. >> we're back in just a moment. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break f
for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to funding for pbs to help close the deficit. >> so for all you moms and kids, don't worry. somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today with a star- studded event in san francisco t includes john legend and will i am. >>> one of the staffers at in florida decided to weekend romney's face with a napkin. he laughed it off but and to look uncomfortable. >>> we'll tell you who came out on top in the election with hugo chavez. >> and more cases of fungal meningitis as the outbreak spreads to more states. we'll have an update on that and new information about the pharmacy that distributed the product. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says
are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> engagement announcement from whitney houston's daughter. the news first came out in a clip for her new real show on our own. bobby christina confirms she is engaged to 22-year-old nick gordon. here's the twist, gordon was adopted, not formally, but brought into the home when he was 11 years old. family members call it unacceptable. >>> here's a look at films. >> argo is based on the true story of the rescue of six americans in iran in 1976. kevin gave it four and a half stars. >> four stars for seven psychopaths. a screen writer becomes involved in the l.a. gang world. >> and sinister starring ethan hawk trying to solve the mystery of why a family was killed in his home. he gave if four stars. >>
's record on spending. >> obama's four deficits are the four largest in u.s. history. >> now showing up in the polls, he is putting even more importance on the next two debates to come. >> both presidential debates touched down in ohio tuesday night with mitt romney campaigning near youngstown and president obama at the ohio state university in columbus. the vice presidential candidates continue to prepare for their first debate thursday night in kentucky. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> joining us now, fox 5 political analyst. mark, according to pew, which groups dropped off the most? >> this is really astounding numbers, brian. among women, he was up, the president was, by 18 points. now they are running even now. among people who are 50 and younger, a group very much favorable to president obama, a short time ago, president was up 17 points in that category and it's now even. and then among independents, he is losing too. so these are dramatic reversals for president obama from constituencies that were very much in his camp. >> romney saw a bump in every swing sta
to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? >>> welcome back. stocks get a bounce from friday's jobs report but this week could be tough for investors. lauren simonetti has this morning's business beat. good morning to you. happy monday. >> hello. happy monday, wisdom. >> let's talk about the jobs numbers and the impact they had friday on the markets. >> it was a mixed report. yes, the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% but with the two different surveys, the numbers were volatile and confusing for many. this is open to interpretation. for last week, really strong week for stocks. the dow industrials are going to open today, this columbus day, stock markets are open, bond markets are closed. they will open at a five-year high. that is the problem. many people are saying the fuel that has lifted this rally thanks to the fed and other things is about to come crashing down. futures this morning or down 50 points on the dow. >> also, investors are bracing for the worst earnings since late 2009. >> t
. mitt romney said cutting funding to pbs would be one element of his plan to shrink the deficit. look at this ad that the obama campaign came out with today. john? >> bernie madoff, ken lay, kozlowski, criminals, glutens of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on the enemy no matter where they nest. >> this is risky for the obama campaign. they're campaign has been criticized about being about small things. we'll see if this could be a backfire. the campaign tells me this ad is running only on national broadcast and cable. it's not running in swing states. i'm interested to see how much money is behind this ad or if this is just an attempt to get the chattering classes like us -- >> on the one hand it is small, every time i see it, i laugh. it is genuinely humorous and funny. all swing sta
and -- plan and japan's inability to reduce its budget deficit. >> it's difficult to nail down exactly what the strengths of this is. >> blancheard said it is possible if all of the right dreichers are taken by the right -- companies and if all of the right moves are taken. >>> breaking news. jerry sandusky has been sentenced to no less than 30 years in prison for his child abuse conviction. here's more. >> reporter: good morning, ken, tori. that's right the judge said the total years would be no less than 30, no less than 20. centuries in jail would be too abstract. 30 to 60 years has the same impact of saying the rest of your life. sandusky is 68 years old. now, he did -- he did give a statement in the courtroom. two times during the statement he said,dy not do these disgusting acts. he talked about his life achievements and cried. also victims, several victims of sandusky spoke. victim number 6 was very emotional when he was speaking. he took breaks in between his crying. he said as i try to put the 1998 incident into focus, i realize how you manipulated me. he said i have confusion, i h
? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? >>> well, it may just be the vp debate. the second tier battle for the top ticket in the country, but tonight's debate between joe biden and paul ryan will unubtedly be watched by millions. and while some say a vp debate doesn't hold much sway, you just try telling that to the roughly 70 million people who watched the last vp contest on tv. it was back in 2008. vice presidential candidates joe biden versus sarah palin. >> nice to meet you. hey, can i call you joe? >> you can call me joe. >> thank you. thank you, gwen. thank you. thank you, thank you. >> say it ain't so, joe. there you go again pointing backwards again. you plefrsed your whole comment with the bush administration. >> say it ain't so, joe. i love that. as mentioned, 70 million people watched that debate. that's 10 million more than last week's debate between the presidential candidates. one woman who know as thing or two about prepping such,
, but no taxes that will contribute to the deficit? >> yeah. that one stuck out, especially since you can go right back to the primary campaign and when he was debating newt gingrich and rick santorum and the rest of the crew, he said hey wait a second, i'm going to reduce taxes by 20% across the board including the top 1%. that was his line. and the other thing that really stuck out is this issue of preexisting conditions when he looks into the camera and says hey, my plan does cover preexisting conditions. well that is just not true. it doesn't cover preexisting conditions for people who haven't had insurance before, which is a big part of the problem, literally millions and millions of people who would not be covered under his plan. >> bill: the one that really disappointed me to say the least, three times he came back to president obama has cut medicare benefits by $716 billion. >> yeah well there's -- there are a number of problems with that, starting with that it's not true. it's -- what he has done is they found savings on the provider side, so if you are a m
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